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Lot # 583: 1935 Josephine Baker, "French Singer and Dancer Becomes an Airplane Pilot" Important Photo

Category: Entertainment

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 1/27/2023 9:00 PM to
2/18/2023 8:00 PM

Josephine Baker was perhaps the most liberated and important woman of the 20th century. Despite being black and a woman, the two things that would back pretty much anyone in the early 20th century from success, she overcame it all and became a superstar. She was one of the first non-white sex symbols, a prominent dancer, actress, social activist, and pilot! This is one of the only photographs of Baker in her airplane that we have ever seen, issued b a French photographer and with a long and detailed typed caption on the back. The photo is in nice shape overall with note to a light crease across the center from news room use.

Size: 5x7
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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